Marc J. Randazza, Partner & Founder

EDUCATION

  • B.A. – University of Massachusetts (Journalism)
  • M.A.M.C. – University of Florida Master of Arts in Mass Communication Law
  • Juris Doctor – Georgetown University Law Center
  • LL.M. in International Intellectual Property Law – Università degli Studi di Torino

Marc J. Randazza is the managing partner of the firm and spends the majority of my time in the Las Vegas office, and is available for consultation in any of our offices, and at selected times in our correspondent firms’ offices in Turin, Italy and Paris, France. He is a nationally-known First Amendment and intellectual property attorney, and handles litigation and transactional matters nationwide.

Randazza’s First Amendment calling came to him at the University of Massachusetts, at Amherst, where he studied Journalism, but focused most of his studies on First Amendment legal issues.

After college, he worked as a journalist in Washington, DC, and Rome and Palermo, Italy, with sojourns on fishing vessels in Alaska, and oil tankers, tugboats, and freighters in the Caribbean and South Florida.

After his journalist and mariner days, he attended Georgetown University Law Center, where he earned his Juris Doctor degree, and where he spent time clerking for the Supreme Court of Vermont and for Rydin Carlsten Advokatbyrå, a Stockholm-based intellectual property law firm.

Immediately following law school, Marc received a fellowship from the Brechner Center for Freedom of Information at the University of Florida, where he spent two years conducting in-depth research, publishing, and lecturing on First Amendment and intellectual property law issues.

Following his fellowship, Randazza established a career focused on First Amendment and Internet law.

His practice includes representation of defendants in SLAPP actions, protestors, and other free speech cases as well as intellectual property litigation and transactions. His practice includes representation of Internet businesses with Section 230 protection, adult entertainment businesses, and other businesses and individuals in intellectual property and free speech matters. Randazza was honored by Vegas, Inc. as one of Southern Nevada’s best attorneys for lawsuits and disputes.

Randazza formerly taught First Amendment Law, Entertainment Law, Trademark Law, and Copyright Law at Barry University School of Law in Orlando, Florida. He is a frequent panelist at legal conferences focused on these issues. He is often asked for commentary in the mainstream media, and has frequently appeared on national television news shows, offering commentary on First Amendment legal issues.

Randazza is an officer of the First Amendment Lawyers’ Association. He is licensed to practice law in Nevada, California, Massachusetts, Arizona, Florida, all federal courts in those states, multiple federal appellate courts, and before the United States supreme court. He is also a Registered Trademark Agent with the Canadian Trademark Office.

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Bar Licenses

  • United States Supreme Court
  • Massachusetts Bar
  • Nevada Bar
  • California Bar
  • Arizona Bar
  • Florida Bar
  • All Massachusetts Federal Courts
  • All Nevada Federal Courts
  • All California Federal Courts
  • All Arizona Federal Courts
  • All Florida Federal Courts
  • All Colorado Federal Courts
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • 1st, 6th, 7th, 9th, 10th, and 11th Circuit Courts of Appeal
  • Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Martindale-Hubbell

AV Preeminent logoMr. Randazza is rated as AV Preeminent® in Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property Law, and Litigation.

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Effective & Efficient

★★★★★

Marc is an incredibly shrewd and competent lawyer. He holds the rights granted to us as citizens of this country very dear and feels very strongly about their preservation. Marc is articulate and bold. I am deeply grateful for his service.




So Much Help

★★★★★

Mr. Randazza, and his entire firm, are a class act. I was treated with respect, and kindness. Either Mr. Randazza himself, or his wonderful assistant would get back to me minutes after I emailed them. That's amazing.

My case was not ''big'' but it was very personal. Most Attorneys didn't even bother calling me back. So I was amazed by the personal attention from The Randazza Law Group. The information I got from him helped me tremendously in dealing with the company in question. After speaking with Mr. Randazza I was fully armed.

I would not hesitate in either hiring Mr. Randazza, or recommending this law office to anyone with a legal problem. Mr. Randazza is a straight shooter, an honest person and above all you feel important when you deal with him, not just another case.




Quick and effective

★★★★★

I suppose my issue was non-traditional, as I was a not-named party to a lawsuit based on twitter comments (it was someone else who got sued, my comments were part of a list of tweets entered as evidence in motions). Because it was a default judgement, I ended up getting a letter telling me to stop saying mean things (about an abusive man).

Enter Marc. With a letter to the abuser's attorney my worries about getting sued (or even arrested on a contempt of court charge) went away, while still retaining my anonymity...

Marc was at all times respectful (to both me and opposing counsel) and professional. I would hire Marc again in a heartbeat if I were to find myself on the receiving end of a lawsuit.